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March 22nd, 2015

March 10, 2015--Long Hollow reservoir filling (Durango Herald)

Rain and snowmelt runoff have provided the first water for a reservoir on Long Hollow Creek near Redmesa, a long-planned storage unit that will help Colorado meet its contractual water obligation to New Mexico and indirectly provide water for irrigators in the southwest corner of La Plata County. Construction was completed in June 2014 on the Bobby K.


March 9th

March 9, 2015--Global warming 'set to speed up to rates not seen for 1,000 years' (Guardian)

People need to brace themselves for accelerating climate change that could alter the way we live even over short time scales, scientists have warned. New evidence suggests the rate at which temperatures are rising in the northern hemisphere could be 0.25C per decade by 2020 - a level not seen for at least 1,000 years. The analysis, based on a combination of data from more than two doz


March 9, 2015--A relentless climate movement is starting to win big (Guardian)

The official view: all eyes are on Paris, where negotiators will meet in December for a climate conference that will be described as “the most important diplomatic gathering ever” and “a last chance for humanity.” Heads of state will jet in, tense closed-door meetings will be held, newspapers will report that negotiations are near a breaking point, and at the last m


March 9, 2015--Can climate action plans combat megadrought and save the Colorado River? (Eco Watch)

Two of the largest reservoirs in the U.S.—Lakes Mead and Powell along the Colorado River—continue to lose water and are now less than half full with no prediction that the trend will change direction. The U.S.


March 8, 2015--Changing the price of water may be the way to beat drought (Deseret News)

Drought across the West and Midwest is driving renewed concerns over water scarcity and the availability to meet demand in the future.


March 7th

March 7, 2015--A murky bill for national park waterways (High Country News)

Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., introduced a bill to nudge Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in the direction of allowing recreational paddlers in their rivers. The Yellowstone and Grand Teton Paddling Act mainly calls for a study of the impacts of paddling on certain waterways within the parks.


March 7, 2015--Rep. River agreement increases supplies for irrigation (Grand Island Independent)

Some surface water irrigators in Nebraska’s part of the Republican Basin will get more water for their 2015 crops than originally expected as a result of an agreement signed Friday through the Republican River Compact Administration. The 1943 compact allocates a percentage of the water available annually to Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas. The agreement includes the U.S.


March 6th

March 6, 2015--Colorado bill would ban microbeads in personal care products (7 News)

A bill to ban tiny plastic particles that are often included in soaps and cosmetic products passed another hurdle in the state legislature this week. The bill to ban the microbeads by 2020 won preliminary approval in the House and faces a final vote before heading to the Senate. In May 2014, the CALL7 Investigators were first to expose concerns over microbeads in Colorado wa